by Stephen Kwabena Effah

December 5, 2017
One more KUMACA student confirmed dead Tuesday"]


[Revised] One more KUMACA student confirmed dead Tuesday

The latest three death Tuesday caused parents to besiege the school premises

One more student of the Kumasi Academy Senior High School has died Tuesday morning, bringing the death toll to  four within a week.

Anxious parents Tuesday besieged the school premises to take their wards home following news of the death of the the female second year student studying science.

Though some of the parents managed to forcefully take their wards from campus, others were prevented by the police from doing so.

Some of the parents who stormed the school premises Tuesday morning

The identity of the student who died at the KNUST Hospital is yet to be revealed by the school authorities, sources close to the School told 3News.

Three students who reportedly complained of fever have since last Thursday died under mysterious circumstances. Autopsy report on the three conducted by the Noguchi Memorial Research Institute is expected to be ready Wednesday, December 6.

In April 2017, four students of the school lost their lives after an outbreak of meningitis.

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, has called for an emergency meeting with the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Health Service to discuss about the incident.

By Ibrahim Abubakar|3news.com|Ghana

Editor’s note: We inadvertently quoted in the previous version of this story that three more students of the school died Tuesday. We wish to clarify that only one student died Tuesday morning at the KNUST Hospital in Kumasi. This story has accordingly been edited to reflect that. We apologise for any inconvenience this might have caused anyone

3 Comments

  • Kyle Amponsah says:

    This is so unfortunate. We pray that the soul of these three rest in perfect peace.

  • Ivy-Barbara Arthur says:

    6 or 4, that’s one student too many! This has gone on for too long! What is being done about it?

  • abe says:

    Any reason why the police is refusing parents access to their wards and to take them home? What is wrong with us. the students are their wards and every parent would waat to be sure their children are safe so please stop the nonsense and allow the children to go home

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